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  • In This Issue:

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - FEBRUARY 25

    2. DANCE FLICKS: A NEW FESTIVAL OF DANCE ON FILM - FEBRUARY 26-27

    3. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS ART IN MOTION - FEBRUARY 27

    4. POST-SHOW DISCUSSION WITH KEVIN KLING AND MICHAEL SOMMERS - FEBRUARY 28

    5. AMP IT UP! A COCKTAIL PARTY BENEFITING ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT - FEBRUARY 28

    6. CASSANDRA’S CABARET - FEBRUARY 28

    7. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY DANCE CONCERT - FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 1

    8. YUTIAN WONG PUBLIC TALK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - MARCH 2

    9. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL - MARCH 3

    10. COLLIDE PRESENTS ZOOT SUIT RIOTS AT LAB THEATER - MARCH 5-15

    11. THEATRE ENGINE PERFORMANCE AT ST. OLAF - MARCH 7-8

    12. PERFORMANCE PREVIEW OF CCN AND COMPAGNIE KAFIG - MARCH 10

    13. NORTHROP PRESENTS CCN DE CRETEIL ET DU VAL-DE-MARNE/COMPAGNIE KAFIG - MARCH 10

    14. FUTURE INTERSTATES - MARCH 10

    15. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BALLET TUESDAYS - MARCH 10

    16. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S AAHVAAN: INVOKING THE CITIES - MARCH 11

    17. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - MARCH 13

    18. VOX MEDUSA PRESENTS LABYRINTH - MARCH 14

    19. FD13 PRESENTS MALIN ARNELL BEYOND THIS POINT - MARCH 18

    20. SAINT PAUL BALLET AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 20-22

    21. CONTINENTAL BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE - MARCH 21-29

    22. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS STORIES - MAY 1-2

    23. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MN PRESENTS NARNIA: THE BALLET - MAY 8-10

    ONGOING CLASSES

    24. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU DANCE

    25. ZORONGO FLAMENCO SPRING CLASSES BEGIN MARCH 9

    26. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM OPEN DANCE CLASSES

    27. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE

    28. HAITIAN DANCE CLASSES

    29. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    30. PENELOPE FREEH TEACHES TWO WEEKLY CLASSES

    31. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER

    32. OPEN COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

    33. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S WINTER OPEN CLASSES - JANUARY 5-MARCH 15

    34. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    35. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    36. BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOPS WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS OTTO RAMSTAD & OLIVE BIERINGA

    37. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    38. MASTER CLASS WITH TERE O’CONNOR

    39. RESONANCE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE CHANGES

    40. SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE

    41. HEARTBEAT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER BRINGS TAP MASTER ROXANE BUTTERFLY FOR MASTER TAP CLASSES - MARCH 7-8

    42. PILATES CHAIR AND BARREL TEACHER TRAINING

    43. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    44. MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY MASTER CLASS AT ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL - APRIL 11

    45. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FREE SPRING OPEN HOUSE - MARCH 21

    46. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL SPRING WORKSHOP WEEK - MARCH 16-20

    47. SALLY ROUSSE TEACHES COSMIC BALLET CLASS

    48. MASTER CLASS IN YORCHHA TECHNIQUE WITH ANANYA DANCE THEATRE - FEBRUARY 27

    49. MOVEMENT WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN WITH ANANYA DANCE THEATRE

    50. FREE DANCE CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET FEBRUARY 21 AND 28

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    51. AUDITIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL MALE LATIN DANCE PARTNER

    52. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    53. AUDITIONS FOR GROUNDWORKS DANCETHEATER

    54. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

    55. LUCKY PLUSH PRODUCTIONS IMMEDIATE AUDITION

    56. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE TECHNIQUE GROUP - MARCH 21

    57. TWIN CITIES BALLET AUDITION FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS FOR 2015-16

    SEASON - MARCH 21

    58. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUDITION FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM STUDENTS - MARCH 21

    59. CALL FOR PERFORMANCE WORKS FOR REVOLUTION NOW AT GAMUT GALLERY

    60. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA 2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES - APRIL 12

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    61. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT APPLICATION

    62. NEW ONLINE SUBMISSION FOR MCKNIGHT NOW AVAILABLE

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    63. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    64. STUDIO RENTALS AVAILABLE AT LUNDSTRUM CENTER

    65. FREE CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

    66. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    67. DISCOUNTED PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING FOR DANCEMN READERS

    68. RENT SPACE AT ZENON

    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    69. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    70. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    71. LARA HANSON MOVEMENT DRAWINGS ON DISPLAY THROUGH MARCH 11

    72. SAINT PAUL BALLET TAKE BACK THE TUTU CAMPAIGN - FEBRUARY 22-28

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - FEBRUARY 25

    8:00pm (doors @ 7:00 ), $6-16- sliding scale

    1. Nic Lincoln with Steve Schroeder and Scott Metille

    2. Akiko Ostland & Ifrah Mansour

    3. Sandrine Harris with Theresa Madaus, Tim Rehborg, Erika Hansen, Yumi

    Inomata and Lori Mercil

    Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

    810 W Lake St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

    www.bryantlakebowl.com

    BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

    Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

    In its eleventh year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features dance making exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, gives the audience and choreographer's alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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    2. DANCE FLICKS: A NEW FESTIVAL OF DANCE ON FILM - FEBRUARY 26-27

    The first annual DANCE FLICKS presented by Twin Cities Film Fest and Christopher Watson Dance Company merges concert dance performance and cinematic aesthetics to present the visual language of dance on screen in a way that stretches the imagination and changes the way we think about dance. DANCE FLICKS will include films about the creative process (“action architect” Elizabeth Streb’s “Born to Fly”) and the dancer’s life (Becky Heist’s “Klatch”), as well as films that explore the infinite variations of bodies in motion.

    Intermedia Arts — 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 – 7 PM

    Special screening of Elizabeth Streb’s “Born to Fly”

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 – 7 PM

    Becky Heist

    Sarah LaRose-Holland

    Jordan Klitzke

    Olive Bieringa & Otto Ramstad

    Vanessa Voskuil

    Christopher Watson

    Marcus Young

    Snacks and drinks before and after the screenings.

    Post show discussions after the screenings.

    Link to the Twin Cities Film Fest DANCE FLICKS Ticket Page: http://twincitiesfilmfest.org/tcff-dance-flicks

    For additional info: www.TWINCITIESFILMFEST.ORG

    FACEBOOK.COM/TWINCITIESFILMFEST - @TCFILMFEST

    Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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    3. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS ART IN MOTION - FEBRUARY 27

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, in collaboration with Ballet Royale Minnesota, presents the sixth annual performance evening of Art in Motion—An Evening of Art and Dance.

    This unique performance features dances inspired by local artwork. In conjunction with each dance, the artists and choreographers discuss the meaning and expression found in the artworks and the resulting interpretation of the visual art through movement and music.

    Choreographers this year include TCB company members Andrew Lester and Zoë Marinello-Kohn, former TCB dancer Emily Short, and TCB’s Artistic Director Denise Vogt.

    Complimentary refreshments and informal meet and greet with the artists and dancers follows the show.

    WHEN: February 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

    WHERE: Lakeville Area Arts Center

    20965 Holyoke Avenue

    Lakeville, MN 55044

    TICKETS: $15 in advance or at the door

    Available online at http://www.LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com, or by calling 952-985-4640

    FREE PARKING

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@twincitiesballet.org

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    4. POST-SHOW DISCUSSION WITH KEVIN KLING AND MICHAEL SOMMERS - FEBRUARY 28

    The University of Minnesota invites the public to take part in a post-show discussion on February 28 with locally grown, nationally renowned playwright, Kevin Kling, and the play’s stage director Michael Sommers. Kling’s play will be presented on stage through March 8 at the Rarig Center’s Whiting Proscenium Theatre. The talk-back session, free and open to the public, invites the audience to share their questions for the two theatre artists, both Minneapolis treasures, and learn the inside story of The 7 Dwarfs and its production.

    Quick Facts

    What: The 7 Dwarfs and a post-show talk back discussion with Kevin Kling and director Michael Sommers.

    Who: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance

    When: February 28, 2015 following the 7:30pm performance.

    Where: Rarig Center’s Whiting Proscenium Theatre, West Bank, University of Minnesota, 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis.

    Note: The 7 Dwarfs opens February 26 and plays through March 8.

    The 7 Dwarfs Tickets: $6 Students; $11 U of M faculty and staff; $16 General Public.

    U of M Ticket Office (612) 624-2345 or online at theatre.umn.edu. Tickets are also available at the door two hours prior to performance.

    Contact: Nick Siever, sieve139@umn.edu

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    5. AMP IT UP! A COCKTAIL PARTY BENEFITING ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT - FEBRUARY 28

    Join AMP for Happy Hour as we celebrate our upcoming season, AMP IV. Get happy while getting to know AMP's artists and enjoying drinks, appetizers, a silent auction and an exciting live preview performance!

    WHERE:

    The Grain Belt

    1215 Marshall St NE

    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    WHEN:

    Saturday, February 28

    4:00-7:00pm

    Schedule of Events:

    4:00 - 5:00pm - Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction

    5:00pm - 5:30pm - AMP IV Live Preview Performance

    6:30pm - Silent Auction Closes/Winners Announced

    TICKETS:

    $20 online - http://ampitup2.bpt.me/

    Door ticket sales also available, please RSVP to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com.

    Can't make it? Please consider supporting AMP with a donation here:

    https://givemn.org/organization/alternative-motion-project-464394624

    Move BIG. www.alternativemotionproject.org

    Contact: Joanna Lees, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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    6. CASSANDRA’S CABARET - FEBRUARY 28

    Saturday, February 28, 8:00pm.

    3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, in the Patrick’s Cabaret complex.

    Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret starring Cassandra, Alana, Aleesa, and Lahlia, with special guest Monique! Intimate tables, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and an evening of fabulous dance and music.

    Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm for more information and to get tickets online.

    Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.

    Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    7. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY DANCE CONCERT - FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 1

    Ashley Ballet Arts Academy presents its Ballet Arts Youth Ensemble’s 3rd Annual Concert of Dance. This concert will present pieces from ABAA director Ashley Burkland and faculty members Sara Karimi, Liisa Locker, Jacqueline McDaniel, Julie Marie Muskat, and Jennifer Pray, as well as Guest Choreographer Meghan McDermott and Guest Performer Laura Jansen of Continental Ballet Company. Featuring a fun mix of classical and contemporary work, it will be an engaging show for all ages.

    Shows Saturday February 28 at 2:30 and 6:00 pm, and Sunday March 1 at 3:00 pm.

    Tickets available at www.recitalticketing.com/21777.

    For more info, please visit ashleyballetarts.com or call (952) 220-8862.

    Contact: Ashley Burkland, ashley@ashleyballetarts.com

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    8. YUTIAN WONG PUBLIC TALK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - MARCH 2

    University of Minnesota Dance Cowles Visiting Scholar Yutian Wong presents a Public Talk:

    Theorizing Yuriko and Martha: Dance Criticism and the Performance of an Asian American Duet

    Monday, March 2

    4:30 pm

    Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Studio 100

    (University of Minnesota West Bank Campus)

    Free /Open to the Public

    Yutian Wong is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Dance at San Francisco State University where she teaches courses in critical dance studies and theory. She was a former Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts and Gender Studies programs at Bryn Mawr College and a Faculty Fellow in the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Choreographing Asian America (Wesleyan University Press, 2010) and the editor of Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance Studies (University of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming).

    Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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    9. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL - MARCH 3

    WYNN FRICKE: Open Rehearsal at Zenon Dance Company Studio

    Tuesday: March 3, noon to 1:00 pm

    Sneak Peek of World Premiere for Zenon Dance Company

    Press Preview Opportunity

    What: Preview choreographer Wynn Fricke’s new work for Zenon Dance Company

    When: Tuesday, March 3, noon to 1:00 p.m.

    Where: Studio 4A, Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis

    RSVP: by 10:00 a.m., March 3, to: danielle@zenondance.org

    Zenon Dance Company — the modern- and jazz-dance repertory company renowned for its artistic virtuosity, emotional intelligence and inspired excellence — invites you to meet choreographer Wynn Fricke and preview her new work for the company during an open rehearsal Tuesday, March 3.

    Fricke has been called a “choreographic shaman” who creates “timeless works that comment on the human condition with muscular choreography and primordial power” (Star Tribune). She’s collaborated with Zenon more than 8 times, creating works “of tremendous soul, integrity and physical prowess” (Star Tribune).

    Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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    10. COLLIDE PRESENTS ZOOT SUIT RIOTS AT LAB THEATER - MARCH 5-15

    COLLIDE Presents Zoot Suit Riots March 5-15 at The Lab Theater. This original dance musical is centered around the relationship of two childhood best friends and how the historical events of 1943 influence their friendship. Choreographed and Directed by Regina Peluso, the production features Riley Thomas Weber, Renee Guittar, Jeffrey Robinson, Elander Rosser, Rush Benson, Kole Nelson, Jami Snively, Alannah Renstrom, Nicole Ervice and Galen Higgins. Performed with a Live Swing Band and featuring the vocals of Ben Bakken and Katie Carney.

    For tickets and information please visit www.collidetheatrical.org. For Student Group Discount Sales please email us at groupsales@collidetheatrical.org. (*$15 Student Rush Available at all

    performances with Valid ID)

    http://youtu.be/NGIEtE-TMbo

    Contact: Regina Peluso, Regina@collidetheatrical.org

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    11. THEATRE ENGINE PERFORMANCE AT ST. OLAF - MARCH 7-8

    Theatre Engine is a performing arts experience that explores the use of mobile devices as a method to invite audiences to participate in live performances. Students and faculty in the St. Olaf College Departments of Dance and Theater have been part of ongoing research to develop Theatre Engine, a multi-site collaboration between Michigan State University, Brigham Young University, Kent State University and St. Olaf College.

    “At its heart, this project uses play to connect the audience to dance, and dance to help the audience remember how to play.”

    Saturday, March 7, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

    Sunday, March 8, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

    Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Dittmann Center

    Free and open to the public, no ticket required.

    Contact: Lindsey Mornson, mornson@stolaf.edu

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    12. PERFORMANCE PREVIEW OF CCN AND COMPAGNIE KAFIG - MARCH 10

    Northrop Presents

    CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig Performance Preview

    Tuesday, March 10, 6:15 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program with artistic director Mourad Merzouki and his choreographic assistant Astrid Toledo.

    For more info please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/ccn-de-cr-teil-et-du-val-de-marne-compagnie-k-fig-performance-preview

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    13. NORTHROP PRESENTS CCN DE CRETEIL ET DU VAL-DE-MARNE/COMPAGNIE KAFIG - MARCH 10

    Northrop Presents

    CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig

    Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 pm

    Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

    $58, $48, $38

    Correria Agwa

    Correria (running) plunges us into a frantic, hectic race just like the one that governs our daily lives. Agwa (water) is all about water, at once a vital component of our bodies, a precious, vital, even natural resources to be economized and preserved, and a symbol of renewal.

    The trigger for Correria Agwa was an encounter between Mourad Merzouki and 11 young dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2006. The Brazillian dancers had their roots in the favelas, and their individual stories struck a profound chord with Merzouki, choreographer for Company Kafig. The dancers mix hip-hop, capoeira, samba, electronic music, and bossa nova to create a dance with amazing acrobatics, stuffed energy and invention.

    A major figure on the hip-hop scene since the early 1990s, choreographer Mourad Merzouki works at the junction of many different disciplines: to his exploration of all hip-hop styles, he adds circus, martial arts, fine arts and live music. Without losing sight of hip-hop movement’s roots, of its social and geographical origins, this multidisciplinary approach opens up new horizons and reveals complete new outlooks.

    For more info and tickets, please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/compagnie-kafig

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    14. FUTURE INTERSTATES - MARCH 10

    Tuesday, March 10 at 8:00pm

    Education Studio, The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

    $5 suggested donation

    This new series focuses on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation. March 10 will feature Sean Smuda, Robert Haarman, Super Group, BodyCartography Project and special guests.

    SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: We are seeking performance proposals from dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation. To propose a work please email materials to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org with Future Interstates in the subject line. Send a short paragraph about the work you would like to share including duration, a paragraph bio and and video links for related works if you have. Deadline for future submissions will be midnight on the second Tuesday of every month.

    Program supported by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    15. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BALLET TUESDAYS - MARCH 10

    Join Saint Paul Ballet March 10 at 12pm for a FREE performance open to the public. This month the company will be performing excerpts from upcoming March performances and audience participation. Bring your lunch to Landmark Center in St. Paul and enjoy a “taste” of the SPB Company repertoire.

    Location:

    Landmark Center

    75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions. Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    16. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S AAHVAAN: INVOKING THE CITIES - MARCH 11

    Commissioned by the Ordway specifically for the grand opening of the Concert Hall, Aahvaan: Invoking the Cities is a freshly imagined, multi-disciplinary event – part participatory performance installation and part concert experience. The performance begins the moment audience members walk through the front doors of the Ordway, where they will find dancers performing in beautiful and unexpected places throughout the building.

    In this three-minute video, Artistic Director Ananya Chatterjea describes the progression of Acts 1 & 2 throughout the evening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0zaDrg_Mf4&feature=youtu.be

    Aahvaan: Invoking the Cities invites audiences to reflect on the rich and layered history of our Twin Cities. Backed by layers of live and recorded music, this full-length dance theater piece weaves together images inspired by the rich history of indigenous communities on this land, the diversity of communities who now call the Twin Cities home, our rich legacy of water, the vicissitudes of urban life and artistic innovation.

    The performance will be a presentation of the Arts Partnership: The Ordway, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, and The Schubert Club.

    The Ordway Center, Concert Hall, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul

    Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30pm.

    Tickets: 651.224.4222

    http://www.rocktheordway.org/ananya-dance-theatre/

    Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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    17. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - MARCH 13

    Saint Paul Ballet is proud to introduce our Take Back the Tutu Lecture Series! In partnership with The Emily Program and community professionals, we will bring you a dynamic set of lectures over the next nine months. From body image awareness to injury prevention, we are committed to bringing you information on how to be a holistic, healthy dancer.

    Please join us on March 13 at 7:00pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul for our FREE lecture Series. This month Maryann Johnson, Dance Medicine P.T. will be discussing Improving Turnout and Jumping Mechanics.

    For a complete list of lectures go to:http://www.spcballet.org/company/take-back-the-tutu/

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

    Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    18. VOX MEDUSA PRESENTS LABYRINTH - MARCH 14

    Vox Medusa presents Labyrinth at Lakeville Area Arts Center

    Saturday, March 14 8:00pm. Tickets $12

    Labyrinth has been well received by reviewers, presented to sold out houses and awarded "Audience Choice" with an encore performance in the MN Fringe Festival 2014. In this modern version of Ariadne's Thread, the Labyrinth is a visually intriguing weave of 300 feet of thread. We follow a story of a young woman who lost her way and finds herself trapped in a labyrinth of her own design. The labyrinth is complex and beautiful; yet dark and unrelenting in its desire to keep her ensnared. In the labyrinth she confronts and concurs the Minotaur she has kept trapped within herself. Throughout her journey she finds the thread‒a thread of hope that leads her to freedom and peace within herself.

    "Vox Medusa’s modern-day take on the ancient tale of Ariadne and the Minotaur contemplates the beast within. The monster is the creation of the fearful inner voices and disturbing visions that plague us all. Choreographer Kristin Freya gives her dancers a slinky demonic edge. Choir director Emily Colay’s crisp vocals are like siren songs. Alexandria West is a suitably skeptical contemporary Ariadne."

    ~Caroline Palmer

    For more information and ticket reservations call Heartbeat Performing Arts Center 952-432-7833, email kristinheartbeatpac@gmail.com, or visit Vox Medusa on Facebook.

    Contact: Kristin Freya, kristinheartbeatpac@gmail.com

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    19. FD13 PRESENTS MALIN ARNELL BEYOND THIS POINT - MARCH 18

    FD13 presents: Malin Arnell Beyond This Point

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 7 pm

    A drive-in action. (location tba)

    Artist reception at FD13, 7:45 pm

    926 W Hampden Ave

    Saint Paul, MN 55114

    Interdisciplinary artist, researcher and educator Malin Arnell (lives and works in Brooklyn, Berlin and Stockholm) is a frequent collaborator with other artists, activists and writers. Through her practice, she emphasizes matter, doing, and actions, focusing on the experiences around/in/of the body (her body, their body, our body), presence, participation, membership, and other affective manifestations. Arnell most recently presented her work at Danspace Project | St. Mark’s Church, NYC (2014), INDEX, Stockholm (2014), Paço das Artes, São Paulo (2014), CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2014), White Columns, NYC (2014), and the Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, NYC (2013). Since 2010 Arnell has been working on her artistic doctoral thesis in Choreography at the University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm University of the Arts. She currently is a visiting scholar at the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

    
Malin Arnell will conduct a FD13 residency in St. Paul, MN, 8-22 March 2015.

    Rsvp to receive details about the location of the performance: info@fd13residency.org

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    FD13 residency for the arts’ mission is to promote an international network of artistic exchanges in Minnesota, further intercultural understanding, and stimulate the creative development of artists.

    http://www.fd13residency.org/

    Contact: Sandra Teitge, Artistic Director, info@fd13residency.org

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    20. SAINT PAUL BALLET AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 20-22

    Saint Paul Ballet returns to The Cowles with a dance concert of familiar line and fresh images. This show mixes classical ballet, modern, and contemporary work in contrasting pieces by four guest choreographers and the Ballet’s Artistic Director, Zoé Emilie Henrot.

    Local favorite Lirena Bratniski brings you her spirited and rich work in the Spanish style “Capriccio Espagnol”, a premier for Saint Paul Ballet. Another regional premier by returning choreographer Joseph Morrissey, “Mein Weg” demonstrates his contemporary dynamism for ballet and will accompany a re-staging of the duet “One”, which received a Sage Award for Outstanding Performer, Andrew Lester, in 2012. Other works include “Blind Contour” by 3rd Law Dance Theater’s Katie Elliot, an ephemeral piece that is as much about the practice of drawing as it is about dance and “Nadine” and “Gray Matter” by Zoé Emilie Henrot. The program closes with the full company in “Shifts,” a work by Kinsun Chan that plays with “seeing” music. The piece was choreographed for Zoe Henrot four years ago; cellist Adam Stiber will join the dancers on stage.

    Tickets on sale now: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/saint-paul-ballet

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

    Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    21. CONTINENTAL BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE - MARCH 21-29

    Continental Ballet Company will present the ballet Swan Lake at the Schneider Theater in the Bloomington Center for the Arts.

    Performances are Saturdays, March 21 and March 28 at 7:30 pm and Sundays, March 22 and March 29 at 3:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.continentalballet.com/tickets or by phone at 952-563-8562.

    Contact: Genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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    22. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS STORIES - MAY 1-2

    Young Dance stomps, flips, and rolls through the terrain of stories and dance. Creation myths, folklore, family traditions, and urban legends are re-envisioned in works by Joe Chvala, Stuart Pimsler, Hijack, Justin Jones, Kate Lynch, Gretchen Pick and original choreography by company members.

    Tickets: online www.thelabtheater.org, or call 612-333-7977

    May 1 - Gala Reception 7p & Concert 8p- Tickets/$40

    May 2 - 2p & 8p, Tickets- $15/Adult/$8/Student and Senior

    May 2 - 2p geared towards families with young children, Kids under 5 FREE

    April 30 - School Matinee performances 9:30a & 11:00a/$4

    All Shows ASL Interpreted

    Minnesota storyteller Kevin Kling joins Young Dance for the Friday night Gala performance.

    Friday May 1, Gala and Reception Featuring Special Guest Kevin Kling

    7pm - Pre-Performance Live Music and Appetizer Reception, Cash Bar

    8pm –Concert by the Young Dance Company and stories by Kevin Kling

    The Lab Theater, 700 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

    Contact: Becky Heist, heist@macalester.edu

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    23. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MN PRESENTS NARNIA: THE BALLET - MAY 8-10

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to present the world premiere of its newest original full-length production, based on C.S. Lewis’ classic book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Created in the tradition of classic story ballets, Narnia: The Ballet features an original story adaptation, music compilation, stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and

    choreography. Full of magic, imagination, hope and redemption, Narnia is sure to delight the whole family!

    Performances will be at the south metro's premier professional theater, Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center). The cast consists of TCB's core company of professional dancers and apprentices, dancers from other local and national professional dance companies, students from area dance schools, and community residents.

    2015 Performances of Narnia: The Ballet

    May 8-10, 2015

    Ames Center, Burnsville

    12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337

    Friday, May 8 7:00pm

    Saturday, May 9 2:00pm

    Saturday, May 9 7:00pm

    Sunday, May 10 2:00pm

    Tickets available in person at the Ames Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at www.Ticketmaster.com

    Directions to Ames Center:

    I-35W to US Hwy 13-North Exit; Hwy 13 North to Nicollet Ave (first light); turn Right (south) on Nicollet; Turn Right on Travelers Trail; Ames Center is on the Left (about ½ block)

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@twincitiesballet.org

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    24. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU DANCE

    Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes:

    TU Dance Center, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00am

    Zenon Dance School, Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am

    Classes feature live accompaniment.

    TU Dance Center: 2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    25. ZORONGO FLAMENCO SPRING CLASSES BEGIN MARCH 9

    Zorongo's spring session begins March 9. The full schedule of classes can be seen on our website underneath the "School" tab. Anyone can start at any time.

    All are welcome. Bring a friend!

    Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com


    26. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM OPEN DANCE CLASSES

    Adult Tap Tuesday Int/Adv 6:45-8pm

    Adult tap Wednesday Mornings

    Youth Classes Sunday open technique 2-3:15pm

    Tap Church, weekly Jam Sunday 5-6:15

    Contact: Cathy Wind, keanesense@aol.com

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    27. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE

    Sophia Pimsler teaches Improvastion and Technique Saturdays 11:30-12:30pm at Zenon Dance School. Inspired by her studies in gaga-inspired dance, the hour consists of finding new ways to find strength, flexibility and individuality while forming a group cohesion. All levels are welcome. Drop-in rate: $13

    Contact: Sophia Pimsler , sophia.pimsler@gmail.com

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    28. HAITIAN DANCE CLASSES

    Haitian Dance Classes: Not too late to sign up! Classes have already started, see the remaining dates below. Taught by professional Haitian dancer and choreographer Djenane Saint Juste, from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

    The following classes will be held at: 1660 Bush Ave, St Paul, MN. 55106.

    Time: 7:15 to 8:15 pm.

    Cost: 3 classes for $45 (contact instructor if you want to just take a single class.) Classes focus on traditional dance and culture.

    Tuesday- Feb 24 and March 3

    Thursdays- Feb 26 and March 5

    Saturday- Feb 28 and March 7

    Contact: djenane100@gmail.com

    *Stay tuned for future ongoing classes that will be held in a Twin Cities dance studio.

    Contact: Christine Fury, furycf@gmail.com

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    29. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    ​TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level. Join us in our spacious studios!

    ​​​​​​​​Morning Open Classes​, Week of 2/23

    ​​​Monday, ​ ​9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse - CANCELLED

    Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Erin Thompson​ ​-

    Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

    ​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

    Friday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Horton based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce ​​

    Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

    Afternoon/Evening Open Classes, Week of 2/23

    Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

    Wednesday, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Penny Freeh

    Thursday, 7:15-8:45pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

    Friday, 5:30-7:00pm, MASTER CLASS in Yorchha technique with Ananya Chatterjea

    (visit http://www.ordway.org/education/masterclasses/#adtmc for more information)

    Saturday, 4:00-5:​00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ​Contemporary with Katelyn Skelley

    ​​​​​​​​Morning Open Classes​, Week of 3/2

    ​​​Monday, ​ ​9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

    Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Erin Thompson​ ​

    Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

    ​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

    Friday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Guest Artist Blake Nellis ​​

    Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

    Afternoon/Evening Open Classes, Week of 3/2

    Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Duncan Schultz

    Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

    Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

    Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with guest teacher Elayna Waxse

    Saturdays, 4:00-5:​00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ​Contemporary with Blake Nellis

    For more information visit http:www.tudance.org/openschedule. Schedule is

    subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    30. PENELOPE FREEH TEACHES TWO WEEKLY CLASSES

    Penelope Freeh teaches two weekly classes at Zenon:

    528 Hennepin Ave., 4th floor

    Tuesdays: Advanced Modern 9:30-11am

    Fridays: Intermediate Ballet, 12-1:30pm

    **In Addition** Penelope Freeh is also teaching at TU Dance:

    2121 University Ave W St. Paul 55114

    Wednesdays: 7:30-9pm

    She is slated to teach: 2/25 and 3/18 (more to follow in April/May/June)

    Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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    31. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER

    The Gyrokinesis® method is a class that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Gyrokinesis® exercises utilize seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular.

    The class is taught by Brittany Keefe the owner of My Spiral Motion exercise studio and a dancer with the James Sewell Ballet. She became involved with the GYROTONIC® method nearly 20 years ago. Brittany earned her teaching credentials through master trainers Juergen Bamberger, Karen Mullen, and Leda Franklin; all of whom were original students of the GYROTONIC® creator Juliu Horvath. Brittany emphasizes having fun through exercise.

    8:15-9:15am on Tuesday mornings in studio 2B

    $5 per class

    Wear moveable clothing and bring a yoga mat if possible.

    For more information please go to http://www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    32. OPEN COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

    Come join in the excitement, challenge your body, and learn with Contempo dancers about the company's dynamic Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance fusion. Classes will be taught by choreographer, Marciano Silva dos Santos. See you there!

    Wednesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30pm

    Company class in February will be held in the Tek Box at The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts, but check the listing in the elevators to make sure.

    The Cowles Center address:

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    $10 per class

    Questions? Please contact Jenny Pennaz at contempophysicaldance@gmail.com or call 612-619-4116.

    Contact: Marciano Silva dos Santos, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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    33. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S WINTER OPEN CLASSES - JANUARY 5-MARCH 15

    Zenon Dance School holds weekly open classes with some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities! All ages and levels are welcome to take classes as a drop-in or save $1/class by purchasing class cards online, in person or by calling (612)338-1101.

    This is a partial list, check out our website for a full schedule: www.zenondance.org/school/classes

    ADULT ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

    Monday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Ballet with Lisa Erickson

    Tuesday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Modern with Penny Freeh

    Wednesday:

    9:30-11:30am, Advanced Improvisation/Contact Improv with HIJACK

    Thursday:

    9:30-11am, Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson

    7:00-8:30pm, Intermediate 1 Modern with Dustin Haug

    Friday:

    9:30-11am, Body Re-Education with Rosy Simas

    10:30-12pm, Advanced Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

    12-1:30pm, Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh

    Saturday:

    10-11:30am, Intermediate 2 Modern with Hannah Kramer

    11:30-12:00pm, Improvisation and Technique with Sophia Pimsler

    1:30-3pm, Intermediate Jazz with Rush Benson

    ADULT BEGINNING CLASSES

    Monday: 8-9pm, Beginning 1 Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

    Tuesday: 6:30-8pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin

    Wednesday: 5:30-7pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Marcia Keegan

    Thursday:

    11:00-12:00, All Levels Yoga with Regina Peluso

    12-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Renee Guittar

    Saturday:

    9-10am, Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9-10am, Fundamental Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    10-11:30am, Beginning 1 Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    12:30-2pm, Fundamental Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

    12:30-1:30, Beginning 1 Jazz with Rush Benson

    YOUTH CLASSES in Modern, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Creative Movement for ages 3-14. Check our schedule for details!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    34. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    Call the studio at 651-690-1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org to enroll. For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

    Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience; ages 12-18)

    Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises.

    Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Saturdays 8:30-9:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Lifelong Ballet

    This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

    Monday 10:00-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

    These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations.

    Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Thursday 7:00-8:30pm, Fairview Ave Studio

    Friday 10:00-11:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Saturday 9:30-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54, good for 3 months from date of purchase

    8-class card: $98, good for 3 months from date of purchase

    12-class card: $132

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    35. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    For more information visit

    http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/

    Call the studio at 651-690-1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org

    Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub

    Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine

    Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth

    Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko, or Lirena Branitski

    Cost: $15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad


    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54, good for 3 months from date of purchase

    8-class card: $98, good for 3 months from date of purchase

    12-class card: $132

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    36. BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOPS WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS OTTO RAMSTAD & OLIVE BIERINGA

    Last chance in 2015!

    Body-Mind Centering® is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness created by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. These workshops are open to anyone who is curious about their body and how it moves especially performers, choreographers, bodyworkers, yogis, people with injuries, athletes and more.

    March 15 Organs, 10am-5pm

    April 12 Senses and Perception, 10am-5pm

    Both Olive and Otto are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering®. They have been teaching Body-Mind Centering®, dance, and improvisation internationally for almost twenty years in contexts such as Impulstanz, Vienna, Movement Research, NYC, Ponderosa, Germany, Axis Dance Company,California, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, and for BMC certification trainings for Moveus, Germany and Kinesthetic Learning Center, North Carolina.

    Location: Twin Cities Tai Chi Studio in St Paul.

    REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL: info@bodycartography.org

    Workshops can be taken for $75-100 sliding scale. 2 workshops for $130.

    We welcome work trade proposals if money is an issue.

    More info at http://bodycartography.org/upcoming-workshops/

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    37. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    Facilitated by Certified Teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa

    New 120 hour certification in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June and December 2015

    Beiringa and Ramstad will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

    This training will be a rich opportunity for peer to peer learning and international exchange.

    Module 1: Embodied Performance Studies June 1-12

    This first half of the series focuses on the artist as performer and their role in conveying content while understanding their audience. Utilizing the support of different body systems, participants will explore the balance of internal and external awareness and intention in performative contexts.

    Module 2: Embodied Creative Process December 7-18

    This module invites participants to deeply assess what aspects of themselves they utilize and what aspects require development in their creative processes. Focus will be placed on challenging artists to take risks and discover new approaches to making work.

    Cost $750 per module or $1300 for both. Limited work study available.

    Register early for early bird discount. Space is limited.

    Please visit http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/5065/ to learn more

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    38. MASTER CLASS WITH TERE O’CONNOR

    Walker Art Center

    March 21, 2015 11am-1pm

    $10 ($6 Walker members)

    Part of Tere O'Connor Dance, BLEED

    In this workshop led by New York–based choreographer Tere O’Connor, participants will construct dances and analyze the motivation behind their choices. For intermediate/advanced dancers; limited to 30 participants.

    More information:

    http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2015/master-class-tere-oconnor

    Contact: Machen Davis, machen.davis@walkerart.org

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    39. RESONANCE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE CHANGES

    Resonance Movement ~ Healing Movement Workshop with Gadu

    Resonance Movement Workshop focuses on healing through movements. Combining Mindfulness Meditation and Qigong techniques, we activate our body intelligences and experience the world in a whole new way.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    - to nurture and honor your body.

    - to experience energy flow in your body.

    - to move your body by following your body intelligence.

    - to be still and meditate.

    This class is for anyone who are interested in exploring your body intelligence and learn to heal your body through movement.

    No movement experience needed! Everyone is welcome!

    NEW Schedule!

    When: Saturday 10am - Noon,

    February 28, March 14, 21, 28, April 4

    Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

    Tuition: $20 per session.

    To register, please contact us or call 612-703-7501

    For more information, please go to our web site:

    www.HOTResonanceArt.com

    Instructor/Guide: Gadu

    Gadu has been a movement creator/instructor in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. He was trained in various movement traditions, including various dance forms, Subbody Butoh, Qigong, Yoga and Tai Chi. He is a Subbody Butoh Midwife (instructor), Tao Shiatsu Level One Practitioner and Spring Forest Qigong Master Healer and Certified Instructor.

    Contact: Gadu Doushin, doushingadu@gmail.com

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    40. SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE

    COLLIDE is back with its popular theater jazz camp! August 3-7 at The Cowles Center. Ages 8-15

    Daily Schedule

    9:30-11:00 Technique

    11:00-12:00 Specialty Class

    12:00-12:30- Lunch

    12:30-2:30 Repertoire

    2:30-3:30 Master Class

    *The week culminates with an in-studio performance for family and friends. For more information please visit www.collidetheatrical.org or call us at 877-508-7890

    Contact: Regina Peluso, info@collidetheatrical.org

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    41. HEARTBEAT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER BRINGS TAP MASTER ROXANE BUTTERFLY FOR MASTER TAP CLASSES: MARCH 7-8

    Roxane Butterfly is a ground-breaking choreographer whose works have been as diverse and applauded. Roxane has brought tap to many international dance festivals and venues such as the American Dance Festival in Durham, Harkness Dance Festival (NY), ImpulsTanz in Vienna (Austria), DanceSalad and Institute del Teatre (Barcelona). She is the only woman of her generation who has led a worldwide solo-career under her own name, presenting original work in Africa, the Middle-East, Europe, South and North America, Asia and the Caribbean. Her influence has left a deep mark in the Barcelona tap-landscape where she runs the Jimmy Slyde Institute tap program in her own studio, (founded in 2010).

    She is collaborating with various world-known artists such as Japanese Taiko drummer Leonard Eto and recently performed their new work at the Acropolium of Cartagena in Tunisia.

    Workshop Schedule:

    Saturday, March 7 – Age 8-12 (Intermediate) 4:00-5:15pm

    Saturday, March 7 – Teen/Adult (Intermediate) 5:30-6:45pm

    Sunday, March 8 – Teen/Adult (Advance) 1:45-3:00pm

    Sunday, March 8 – Age 8-12 (Advance) 3:15-4:30pm

    $25 per class/$40 for two classes

    Heartbeat Performing Arts Center, 7661 West 145th Street, Apple Valley, MN 55124

    (8 minutes south of the MOA)

    Call or email Heartbeat Performing Arts Center for more info and to register for

    Roxane Butterfly's Tap Workshop 952-432-7833 /debhtbt@frontiernet.net. Space is limited.

    Contact: Deb Lysholm, debhtbt@frontiernet.net

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    42. PILATES CHAIR AND BARREL TEACHER TRAINING

    with Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

    Roger Gonzalez Hibner

    Friday, March 6, 2015 to Sunday, March 8, 2015

    Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Saturday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

    Sunday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

    Pilates Chair

    Prerequisite: Reformer III or Reformer certificate

    The Balanced Body Pilates Chair training includes exercises and variations for both the original Wunda chair and the split pedal Combo chair. The chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients and as an addition to group programming in combination with the Mat. This course includes exercises and programming for both personal training sessions and

    classes.

    Pilates Barrels & Small Apparatus

    Prerequisite: Reformer III or Reformer certification

    The Balanced Body Barrels training includes exercises and variations for the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel. The Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel add variety to personal training sessions or classes. This course includes exercises and programming for both personal training sessions and classes.

    Class: $499.00

    Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $150.00

    Register:

    http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

    Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler, cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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    43. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    June 15-19, 2015

    11:30am- 3:30pm

    Zenon Studio 4A

    Zenon Dance Company’s week-long summer intensive offers a rigorous and professional experience for intermediate/advanced dancers with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company dancers, offers daily technique/improvisation and repertory classes. Repertory classes contain excerpts from Zenon Dance Company’s national and international repertory.

    Experience exceptional choreography with exceptional dancers.

    Requirements:

    Intermediate level of dance training in ballet and/or modern dance.

    Age 15+

    5 Day Package: $200

    Save $25 by purchasing a 5 Day Package

    Includes all Technique/Improvisation and Repertory Classes - only $200!

    Register online at zenondance.org

    Drop-In Rates:

    Morning Technique Class Drop-in: $20

    Repertory Class Drop-in: $25

    No pre-registration required for drop-ins.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    44. MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY MASTER CLASS AT ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL - APRIL 11

    Abdiel Jacobsen, soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, will teach a master class on Saturday, April 11 from 10:00-11:30am at Zenon Dance Company and School for intermediate/advanced dancers ages 15+.

    ABDIEL JACOBSEN is a soloist of the Martha Graham Dance Company joining in 2011. He has performed many principal roles including Errand into the Maze opposite prima ballerina Diana Vishneva and other works by Nacho Duato, Robert Wilson, Sonya Tayeh, Michelle Dorrance, Doug Varone, Larry Kegwin, Richard Move, Andonis Foniadakis and Bulareyaung Pagarlava. Mr. Jacobsen received a B.F.A. from the University the Arts in Modern Dance performing works by Roni Koresh, Scott Jovovich, Christine Cox and Louis Johnson and was a company member of the SLJ Arts Initiative, directed by Zane Booker. Abdiel is also a Professional Champion Competitive Ballroom and Latin dancer/instructor and a guest artist with the Cecilia Marta Dance Company.

    marthagraham.org

    Register online at zenondance.org to secure a spot in class.

    Drop-ins are welcome, but preregistered students will get priority if the class reaches capacity.

    *This master class is open to students ages 15+ at the intermediate to advanced level. No Graham technique required. Please call 612-338-1101 with any questions regarding level or registration.

    Zenon students and community receive 20% off Martha Graham Dance Company tickets at Northrop April 10 and 11 with promo code ZENON.

    Zenon Dance Company and School

    528 Hennepin Ave #400

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    45. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FREE SPRING OPEN HOUSE - MARCH 21

    Join us for a day of FREE classes at Zenon Dance School on March 21 from 10am-4pm

    Save $10 on all Winter Enrollments and 10-Class Cards

    Register to win a FREE ENROLLMENT!

    For more information, join our Facebook event page:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/431592893683723/

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    46. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL SPRING WORKSHOP WEEK - MARCH 16-20

    SPRING into Spring! Zenon Dance School is offering a variety of classes March 16-20 including classes with Zenon Dance Zone choreographers Non Edwards, Blake Nellis, and Anna Marie Shogren, two ballet workshops with Becky Stanchfield, and hands-on chiropractic care workshops with Dr. Kate Craig.

    Drop-ins are welcome the day of workshops, but students are encouraged to register early to secure their spot in class. Cash, check and Visa/Mastercard accepted.

    SCHEDULE:

    Monday, March 16

    10am-11:30am - Beginning/Intermediate Ballet with Becky Stanchfield ($14)

    5:30-7:30pm - Who Said Magic Was Easy? Intermediate Modern with Blake Nellis ($16)

    Tuesday, March 17

    12pm-2pm - Keep It Loose: Fascia and Hamstrings with Dr. Kate Craig ($45)(This workshop is capped at 8 students.)

    5:30-7:30pm - Intermediate Modern: Flexibility Focused with Non Edwards ($16)

    Wednesday, March 18

    5:30pm-7:30pm - Plastic Language Repertory with ARENA DANCES' Dustin Haug ($16)

    Thursday, March 19

    10:00am-12:00pm - Beginning/Intermediate Ballet with Becky Stanchfield ($14)

    5:30pm-7:30pm - Improvisation; Social vs. Visual with Anna Marie Shogren ($16)

    Friday, March 20

    10:00am-12:00pm - Shoulder Workshop: Dynamic Rehabilitation for the Dancer with Dr. Kate Craig ($45) (This workshop is capped at 8 students.)

    REGISTER:

    ONLINE: zenondance.org

    PHONE: 612-338-1101

    IN PERSON: 528 Hennepin Ave #400, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (4th floor of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts)

    Visit our Facebook Event for more details about workshops and registration:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/529257253884163/

    REGISTER EARLY HERE:

    https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=146041&stype=-8&sTG=44&sVT=56&sView=day

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    47. COSMIC BALLET CLASS WITH SALLY ROUSSE

    Cosmic Ballet Class: 4 Mondays in March

    when: Mondays (March 2, 9, 16, 23) 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    where: Studio 2B Cowles Center

    who: teens, adults + Sally Rousse

    how much: $10/class

    why: to enhance or recharge your physical practice in a fun, intelligent way

    Sally Rousse (2014 McKnight Fellow, accredited in Brain Gym© and Reiki, Sage awardee and host, Walker Choreographers’ Evening curator, co-founder of James Sewell Ballet and curious, renegade ballet dancer) combines humor and intelligence in a class designed for people who want to acquire flexibility, coordination, strength. We will progress from barre exercises onto center work with core strengthening and stretching through practical classical and contemporary technique.

    For more information: http://www.sallyrousse.com

    Contact: Sally Rousse, salgal1@mac.com

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    48. MASTER CLASS IN YORCHHA TECHNIQUE WITH ANANYA DANCE THEATRE - FEBRUARY 27

    Presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and hosted by TU Dance Center

    Learn about Yorchha, the particular technique of contemporary Indian dance that is the unique trademark of Ananya Dance Theatre’s movement. It intersects principles from the classical Indian dance form Odissi (from the eastern Indian state of Odisha), yoga, and the martial art form Chhau (also from eastern India).

    Friday, February 27

    5:30pm-7:00pm, experienced and professional dancers

    $10 per person, or $5 per person for Ananya Dance Theatre ticket holders

    TU Dance Center

    2121 University Ave W, St Paul

    Call 651.224.4222

    Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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    49. MOVEMENT WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN WITH ANANYA DANCE THEATRE

    Presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

    Tuesday, March 3, 12pm-1:30pm, dancers and non-dancers

    $10/person, or $5/person for ADT ticket holders

    Landmark Center, Courtroom #317, 75 West 5th Street, St Paul

    Call 651.224.4222

    Need to move? Take a break from your workday and come over to the Landmark Center during the lunch hour for a movement workshop with Ananya Dance Theatre. The workshop will be based in Shawngram – struggle and resistance as an active daily force. In ADT’s work, the principle of Shawngram arises from their research of women’s lives in global communities of color and careful analysis of the world around us.

    Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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    50. FREE DANCE CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET FEBRUARY 21 AND 28

    Saturdays, February 21 and 28, 2015

    at 655 Fairview Ave N., St. Paul, MN studios

    Dance Expressions for ages 4-7 taught by Elisabeth Coates

    This creative movement class will allow students to explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Young dancers will have the ability to play, explore and dance using various movement concepts to expand their range of motion in a fun, imaginative manner. As dancers become more confident in using their bodies in a variety of ways, introductory technique will be implemented into the curriculum to further accustom themselves in dancing different ways with an air of comfort, discovery, and enjoyment.

    Beginning Modern for ages 8-12 taught by Elisabeth Coates

    This class is an introductory level modern class for older elementary/ middle school students – no previous dance experience needed! Modern is a very free and expanse form of dance that looks to explore the various ways the body can move through space, to and from the floor, as well as with other dancers. This class will touch on various modern techniques such as Horton, Graham, and Humphrey, as well as explore some choreographic and improvisational techniques to have the students dance in their own way.

    No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement. Bare feet.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    51. AUDITIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL MALE LATIN DANCE PARTNER

    Professional male dance partner needed for professional Latin Dance partnership to perform at Salsa and Bachata Congresses and festivals worldwide along with pro International competition in Salsa Cabaret and Bachata Cabaret categories.

    - National / International Travel required.

    - MUST have Cabaret (Lifts, dips, drops, tricks) CAPABILITY but will train the right partner in technique.

    - Access to World Champion trainers

    If interested please contact us to schedule an audition. You must be professional and have a great attitude as we will be working very closely together as well as traveling together with our performing teams.

    Please contact Cassandra de Mercedes at 703.402.3645 or email Bailaconpasion@gmail.com

    Serious inquiries only please. Thank you.

    Contact: Cassandra Mercedes, Bailaconpasion@gmail.com

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    52. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    Future Interstates is a new performance series for dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation. The series is for sharing and watching dance improvisation in a studio context. The scene is rich in Minneapolis right now; diverse approaches abound. Performances take place on the second Tuesday of the month at The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts.

    Deadline is March 10 for April 14 performance.

    Deadline for future submissions will be midnight on the second Tuesday of every month.

    Please send a short paragraph about the work you would like to share, a paragraph bio, and video links for related works, if available. Email materials to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org with “Future Interstates” in the subject line

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org

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    53. AUDITIONS FOR GROUNDWORKS DANCETHEATER

    GroundWorks DanceTheater Announces Company Audition for Male and Female Dancers, Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60607

    Annual contract with benefits. Applicant must be a US citizen or hold a valid Green Card. Please bring photo and resume to the audition.

    If you are unable to attend GroundWorks audition, please send your photo, resume and a video performance work sample to info@groundworksdance.org by March 30, 2015.

    GroundWorks is an acclaimed contemporary company based in Cleveland Ohio, dedicated to the creation of new work in dance. The company is entering its 17th acclaimed season. Artists will work closely with Artistic Director David Shimotakahara, as well as nationally and internationally recognized choreographers and composers. The work often involves live music

    collaboration. Current repertory includes work by Kate Weare, Rosie Hererra, Robert Moses, Noa Zuk, David Parker, Roni Koresh, Dianne McIntyre, Gina Gibney and Lynne Taylor-Corbett, among others.

    For more information, visit our website at www.groundworksdance.org

    Contact: Beth Rutkowski, beth@groundworksdance.org

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    54. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

    Saturday, March 28, 2015 - TU Dance Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Registration: 11:30am

    Audition: 12:00-3:00pm

    Please send resume and head shot by Monday, March 23, 2015 by e-mail to info@tudance.org, or by mail to:

    TU Dance

    Attn: Company Auditions

    PO Box 40405

    St. Paul, MN 55104

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    55. LUCKY PLUSH PRODUCTIONS IMMEDIATE AUDITION

    Lucky Plush Productions, a Chicago-based touring dance-theater company, is seeking one female dancer and one male dancer to join its ensemble for its newest production Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip, which will premiere in March 2016. Successful candidates will begin as understudies (effective immediately), with the possibility to join the premiere and touring ensemble. These are paid positions.

    Skills/Experience:

    Strong contemporary dance technique; experience and/or easy willingness to memorize (and sometimes improvise) spoken dialogue and song; readiness to participate in a collaborative ensemble-based devising process.

    Commitment:

    Lucky Plush rehearses on Mondays (9:30-1pm), Wednesdays (9:30-2pm) and Fridays (9:30-1pm) in Chicago. Additionally, we maintain an active touring schedule. In your application, please indicate your availability for joining us for the audition dates/times listed below, in addition to the date in which you could start working with the company.

    Please contact julia@luckyplush.com for inquiries or to apply.

    Application:

    To apply, please submit:

    1. Resumé

    2. 2-5 min video (cell phone is fine) showing:

    · Dance work onstage or in a studio in which you can easily be identified;

    · Talking directly to the camera about something that happened to you on the street, bus, in a dream, etc. (off the cuff & informal is great); and

    · Singing a few lines of a song.

    Please indicate your availability for an invited audition on Friday March 20,9:30-1:30pm and March 21, 10-2pm. For best consideration, please submit as soon as possible and ideally no later than Tuesday, March 17.

    Contact: Julia Rhoads, julia@luckyplush.com

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    56. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE TECHNIQUE GROUP - MARCH 21

    Spring Technique Group Audition: Saturday, March 21

    Registration: 10:30am

    Audition Class: 11:00-12:00pm

    Zenon Studio 4A

    Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to take unlimited classes at Zenon Dance School and study with first-rate instructors. Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship.

    Technique Level: Provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

    Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for Spring Session! (March 23-May 31)

    Technique Level-$490 (only $49 per week for 10 weeks*)

    (Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

    Please RSVP to molly@zenondance.org

    If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the audition, please contact Zone Coordinator, Molly Johnston, to find out how you can still join!

    *Auditions for the Summer Session Technique and Performance Levels will be held in May.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    57. TWIN CITIES BALLET AUDITION FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS FOR 2015-16 SEASON MARCH 21

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is holding an open audition for professional male and female dancers for the 2015–16 season. Dancers would be hired as company member salaried employees, from approximately September 2015 to May 2016.

    Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

    Unpaid Company Trainee/Apprentice positions are also available for both males and females. These talented advanced dancers train with TCB company members through TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.

    AUDITION DETAILS:

    WHEN: Saturday March 21, 2015, 5:30pm

    WHERE: Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044

    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

    Submit:

    1) Non-refundable Audition Fee of $25. Cash or Check to "Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota."

    2) Two photos; A Headshot and in 1st Arabesque (on Pointe for women), in dance clothes or costume that does not obscure line and form; and

    3) A short résumé.

    Dancers must be eligible to work in the United States.

    For more information visit: http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@twincitiesballet.org

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    58. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUDITION FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM STUDENTS - MARCH 21

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is holding an open audition for Advanced male and female students ages 14 and over for its Professional Trainee Division.

    Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship.

    ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY

    This weekday afternoon program provides the finest professional training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

    Professional Trainee Division students also dance as Apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Burnsville's Ames Center, and train and perform with TCB’s professional company members in productions throughout the year.

    AUDITION DETAILS:

    WHEN: Saturday March 21, 2015, 5:30pm (Registration at 5:00pm)

    WHERE: Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044

    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

    Submit:

    1) Non-refundable Audition Fee of $25. Cash or Check to "Ballet Royale Minnesota”

    2) Two photos; A Headshot and in 1st Arabesque (on Pointe for women), in dance clothes or costume that does not obscure line and form

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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    59. CALL FOR PERFORMANCE WORKS FOR REVOLUTION NOW AT GAMUT GALLERY

    REVOLUTION NOW: Portraits of Contemporary Female Revolutionaries

    Now accepting proposals for 5-10 minute-long dance and theater pieces on the subject of feminism, equality and freedom, to be performed at the Revolution Now Exhibit Finale Saturday, March 21 7pm. Curated by April Sellers.

    Submission guidelines:

    http://www.gamutgallerympls.com/call-for-works

    Contact: April Sellers, aprilsellersdc@gmail.com


    60. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA 2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES - APRIL 12

    Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs.

    Audition required for July and August programs.

    LIVE AUDITION FOR BOTH INTENSIVES: APRIL 12, 1:00pm, Ballet Royale Minnesota

    Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels.

    Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

    2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES:

    1) “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN: June 8– 19

    NO AUDITION REQUIRED.

    Intermediate/Advanced (minimum two years Pointe) through Professional. Conditioning/Pilates, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Class. Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

    2) JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE: July 6 – 31

    AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION (completed minimum one year pointe)

    Ages 8 (completed minimum one year ballet) through Professional.

    Rigorous Ballet based program. Flexible Schedule, choose two, three, or four weeks. Classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Acting, Pilates, Enrichment Classes, and Injury Prevention. Performance for full-program students.

    3) AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: August 10 – 21

    AUDITION REQUIRED

    Ages 11 (minimum one-year pointe) through Professional. Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance Technique, Classical Variations and Nutcracker choreography.

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. FREE PARKING.

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN 55044

    info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

    952-898-3163

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    61. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT APPLICATION

    I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: March 11, 2015. To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application. For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at careertransition.org

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    62. NEW ONLINE SUBMISSION FOR MCKNIGHT NOW AVAILABLE

    The new online application process for the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers, hosted by mnartists.org, is now open. Please use the following links for guidelines and information on how to apply.

    McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers:

    http://www.mnartists.org/content/2015-mcknight-fellowship-choreographers

    McKnight Fellowships for Dancers:

    http://www.mnartists.org/content/2015-mcknight-artist-fellowships-dance

    Final Application DEADLINE: March 25, 2015 at 3pm CST

    The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers is administered by Northrop and funded by The McKnight Foundation. Each year, three $25,000 fellowships are awarded to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships are awarded to Minnesota dancers. The fellowship program is designed to award mid-career artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit.

    Contact: Natalie Wilson, wils1509@umn.edu

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    63. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available.

    TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

    TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side: 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114.

    Please email abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    64. STUDIO RENTALS AVAILABLE AT LUNDSTRUM CENTER

    Conveniently located just off 94, the Lundstrum Center offers three studio choices:

    30x40’

    17 foot ceilings, sprung wood floor, floor to ceiling windows on one wall, full mirrors on two walls, double ballet barres along two walls, sound system, piano.

    30x40’

    17 foot ceilings, sprung Marley floor, full mirrors on two walls, double ballet barres along two walls, sound system, piano.

    68x48’

    17 foot ceilings, sprung maple floor, floor to ceiling windows on two walls, mirrors, double ballet barres, piano (this studio makes an excellent performance venue)

    Additional amenities include free off street parking, spacious lobby and ground floor loading. Other services available upon request.

    Contact Andrew (andrew@lundstrumcenter.org) for pricing information and availability.

    Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts

    1617 North Second Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Contact: Andrew Johnson, andrew@lundstrumcenter.org

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    65. FREE CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

    Dancers! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays). If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE.

    Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    66. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

    Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

    Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

    Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

    Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    67. DISCOUNTED PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING FOR DANCEMN READERS

    My Spiral Motion! Studio offers GYROTONIC® exercise in the Longfellow neighborhood. Special for DanceMn readers: $35 per hour for personal training!

    The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a series of exercises that guide users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles while also articulating and mobilizing the joints. Corresponding breathing patterns are engaged thereby increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic capacity. The system utilizes personal attention and a beautiful specially designed piece of equipment into a non-impact mindful practice.

    For more information please visit: http://www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    68. RENT SPACE AT ZENON

    Looking for a space to hold your rehearsal? Zenon has two large studios available for rent. Email torre@zenondance.org to reserve space!

    Studio Dimensions

    4A 54x46 (2600 sq ft)

    4B 54X43 (2300 sq ft)

    Contact: Torre Edahl, torre@zenondance.org

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    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    69. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

    New this week:

    Megan Mayer writes on “Song of your Choice” by Laura Holway:

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/alone-together/

    For lots more writing, visit http://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

    Contact: Theresa Madaus, theresa.madaus@gmail.com

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    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    70. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    Do you have a spare room and want to offer that room to a visiting artist? BodyCartography Project is looking for people to provide housing for out of town participants during their Embodied Performance workshop series June 1-12 and December 7-18.

    Please include the price and your location.

    Contact: Anat Shinar, anat@bodycartography.org

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    71. LARA HANSON MOVEMENT DRAWINGS ON DISPLAY THROUGH MARCH 11

    Interdisciplinary artist Lara Hanson is showing a small sampling of her movement drawings in an exhibit at Plymouth Congregational Church now through March 11. Works include drawings inspired by local (Sarah Hauss and Black Label Movement), nationally and internationally known dancers/choreographers (Merce Cunningham, Bill T. Jones, Eiko and Koma, Meredith Monk and Trisha Brown).

    Artist's statement:

    This show is a small sampling of the direction my work has taken during the last 18 years of my career as an artist. The theme throughout has always been about human movement. Movement, as the term applies to my work, refers not only to physical movement but includes intellectual movement (the workings of the mind and imagination) and spiritual movement (the stirring of the soul). The main objective of my art practice is to discover the place where dance and drawing meet and to create a new discipline that blurs their distinction.

    The drawings and paintings in this exhibit are examples of the various aspects of my interdisciplinary practice. There are drawings taken from sketchbooks that I took to dance and musical performances, paintings inspired by those drawings, drawings of my body’s movements and drawings made during dance rehearsals, spoken word performances, and my own collaborative performances. In all cases, the drawings are not only recordings of someone else's movement, but also of the movement of my body as it sees, hears, feels and performs.

    For more information, go to http://www.plymouth.org/about/exhibit-b.php or Lara's web site http://larahanson.com/.

    Contact: Lara Hanson, larahanson@me.com

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    72. SAINT PAUL BALLET TAKE BACK THE TUTU CAMPAIGN - FEBRUARY 22-28

    In conjunction with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) , and The Emily Program , we will be reprising our Take Back the Tutu Campaign. Our company dancers have joined with The Emily Program to discuss what beauty really is. In dance especially it is sometimes easy to feel that beauty is a goal. But in discussions with our dancers we have found that beauty is in journey, hard work, and the love we have for our art. We want to share our thoughts on beauty with you this week and will be releasing statements written by our dancers each day, accompanied by photos by local documentary photographer, Caroline Yang.

    Take Back the Tutu is a campaign that speaks to all of us - your art, your tutu, your identity is something unique to you and Saint Paul Ballet hopes to help you celebrate that this coming week. If you have a story about taking back your tutu or what beauty means to you, we hope you will share that with us this coming week. We pride ourselves in the honesty of this campaign and bringing awareness to the relationship between body image and dancers. We hope you'll spread the word and join us in this campaign and bringing it to our community.

    Our dancers statements will be posted here:

    https://www.facebook.com/SaintPaulBallet?ref=br_tf

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

    Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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